Xiaohui Zhang joined the Knight Campus in August 2020 as a senior research associate. Prior to that, she was an assistant research professor at Loma Linda University. Xiaohui holds a doctorate in Ophthalmology from Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center at Sun Yat-sen University in China. She received her MD in clinical medicine from Xi’an Jiaotong University Health Science Center in Xi’an, China.
Xiaohui has been a part of Dr. Ambati’s lab for 10 years. Her research focuses on the mechanism and treatment of retinal neovascular diseases involving gene-therapy and animal models, rodent ocular microinjection, and microsurgery skills. She utilizes two different delivery systems, AAV2 and RGD nanoparticle, for delivering anti-VEGF plasmid to inhibit angiogenesis. She also studies neuron degeneration diseases using animal models. Her research goal is to translate innovative research findings into clinical treatments.